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Behavior Management for Aspergers Kids

Kids with Asperger’s have no greater permission to misbehave than "typical" kids. But, the way parents gain control over their other kids’ behavior will differ with an Aspergers child, mostly because of differences in how he/she thinks and how he/she perceives rewards and discipline.

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Anonymous said...

I treat both of our kids the same. If I know he's acting out in a way that he can't control because of the disorder, than I adjust appropriately. It's actually helped us discipline our non-aspergers child better because we try to keep the discipline the same so no one feels singled out.
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Anonymous said...

Loss of computer time or wii time usually does help. Although not without the added tantrum over losing "said" item. Sometimes I give in which I know doesn't solve the problem. We are just learning of all of this and it makes a lot of sense looking over the last few years. (Our son is now 8).

Anonymous said...

I don't know, both my kids are different ages and therefore get different disciplines anyway. What's fair for one isn't fair for the other just because they are both so different. Both of my kids have different dynamics, but are both on the ASD spectrum... so there are concessions made for each child. I would venture to say that you should always discipline to the child, not in comparison. Example being that you cannot discipline a child who is 8 who has a mental capacity of a 5 yr old at the same way that you discipline a child who is normal functioning. You still have to make concession in order for the discipline to be effective.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read the replies but my tuppence worth is that I have the same expectations in terms of behaviour of both of my children but the way in which I reinforce them are different.

Anonymous said...

Each child is different and I think each child should be disciplined in a way that is effective for each child.

Unknown said...

I would like to learn more about praise falling flat as regards self esteem. I think this is key for teachers.

My child has been rejected by his peers, ridiculed and bullied !!!

Social rejection has devastating effects in many areas of functioning. Because the ASD child tends to internalize how others treat him, rejection damages self-esteem and often causes anxiety and depression. As the child feels worse about himself and becomes more anxious and depressed – he performs worse, socially and intellectually.

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How to Prevent Meltdowns in Children on the Spectrum

Meltdowns are not a pretty sight. They are somewhat like overblown temper tantrums, but unlike tantrums, meltdowns can last anywhere from ten minutes to over an hour. When it starts, the Asperger's or HFA child is totally out-of-control. When it ends, both you and your child are totally exhausted. But... don’t breathe a sigh of relief yet. At the least provocation, for the remainder of that day -- and sometimes into the next - the meltdown can return in full force.

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Parenting Defiant Teens on the Spectrum

Although Aspergers [high-functioning autism] is at the milder end of the autism spectrum, the challenges parents face when disciplining a teenager on the spectrum are more difficult than they would be with an average teen. Complicated by defiant behavior, the teen is at risk for even greater difficulties on multiple levels – unless the parents’ disciplinary techniques are tailored to their child's special needs.

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Older Teens and Young Adult Children with ASD Still Living At Home

Your older teenager or young “adult child” isn’t sure what to do, and he is asking you for money every few days. How do you cut the purse strings and teach him to be independent? Parents of teens with ASD face many problems that other parents do not. Time is running out for teaching their adolescent how to become an independent adult. As one mother put it, "There's so little time, yet so much left to do."

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Parenting Children and Teens with High-Functioning Autism

Two traits often found in kids with High-Functioning Autism are “mind-blindness” (i.e., the inability to predict the beliefs and intentions of others) and “alexithymia” (i.e., the inability to identify and interpret emotional signals in others). These two traits reduce the youngster’s ability to empathize with peers. As a result, he or she may be perceived by adults and other children as selfish, insensitive and uncaring.

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Highly Effective Research-Based Parenting Strategies for Children with Asperger's and HFA

Become an expert in helping your child cope with his or her “out-of-control” emotions, inability to make and keep friends, stress, anger, thinking errors, and resistance to change.

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